Friday, July 17, 2015

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Hi there everyone....hope you are having a super day. Well, I guess the weather is going to be hot and steamy over the weekend. 90 degrees....uge, I shall either stay in the kitchen where the air conditioner is or go down stairs where the temp is cooler.....yeah, we still have a few places to run to, to keep cool. The back yard is pretty shady too, not going to exert myself too much this weekend, that is for sure.

I have been putting my pressure canner to use quite a bit I am going to make the corned beef that has been marinating in the frig for 7 days. I bought a small cabbage and some potatoes I am ready to make this dish. Oh and I got the rye bread ready for some sandwiches. Easy, peasy cooking weekend.
I am really loving this appliance and would recommend it to you or anyone else. I say, where have you been all my life????? I called the company yesterday, as there is a rack for canning that I did not get with the canner....geez, you would think that would be something that would be included with the canner, wouldn't you? So now I am looking forward to doing some canning, maybe tomatoes and pickles to start.....we shall see.
So in the top and bottom pictures are the piece of brisket, I have's looking pretty good here. Will take a picture of this lovely piece of meat after it is cooked. I did buy a manager's special spoon roast for a meal next week....hopefully it will get tender enough for JP to chew on one side.
Here is the finished product....all cooked up. I put his plate of food on the table...and by the time I got his fruit on the table his plate  was almost gone except for some potatoes. "Was it good JP?" "It's almost gone!" he said.
I shall do this again, as I have another hunk of brisket in the freezer. My next experiment will be roast beef sandwiches with onions and peppers and Italian seasonings. I am having fun with this canner, that is for sure.
JP has his appointment on Monday to have 4 teeth pulled....please keep him in your prayers. He will have Monday and Tuesday off from work, so hopefully he will be a fast healer.

I have my first eye surgery on Wednesday, pray for me also. A nurse called today to ask some medical and medicine questions. Would you believe she was actually singing to me on the phone. I said I was a little nervous about the procedure and she said, Oh no need to worry, it's quick and fast and she went through the whole thing, explaining step by step what will happen. Why, she even sang to me about the "Black Bird" "pack up all your cares and woes, here I go singing black bird" Not to worry, maybe I could get something from my Doctor to kind of calm me down. Guess that is why I need some prayer....I was nervous about the deep cleaning at the Dentist and that went this, hope it goes as fast as the teeth cleaning went.

Well, time to close, need to take a little nap before the Schwan's man comes. Ribs, fries and guacamole sauce....yummie!! Then next Thursday comes my first box from "Blue Apron." Will be fun to see what they send. Since I signed up with Blue Apron, I have seen other Companies that do this same thing....some do not tell how much it costs....or it's hard to find. Then another company is $10 we shall see....I may do this just for the summer, I need to see if this is cost effective for us. The thought of having your meals come to the house is intriguing....a savings on gas and time shopping.

Well, I was going to close here...guess I will do just that. Have a great day and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise


Brenda in IN said...

Please don't worry about your eye surgery. It really is quick and painless. Your corned beef sounds good. I just saw this same canner at Target this week. Sounds like you are eating well.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Brenda....I shall try not to worry about it. Be glad when it is over. Yes, that probably is the same canner and yessss, we are eating well.

Biz said...

Everything will be fine with the surgery - sending big hugs your way! Interested to hear about Blue Apron! Hugs!

Attic Clutter said...

yum yum Louise.(:)
looks delish.. glad you like your new cooker..
Hope the eye surgery went ok..

Connie said...

Hi Louise, I can not wait to see how you feel about your canner when you start to can. I have been thinking about buying one, because I have a glass top stove. I've never canned, but want to learn. They are quite expensive so it is good to hear what real women think of them, and not the people the company hire to write the ads. My Steve has had eye surgery twice now and he loves the results and the fact that it was pretty fast surgery and recovery. He has perfect 20/20 now . . .unbelievable :)
Have a get week.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Biz...thanks. Now I am looking forward to the next surgery so both eyes are clear. I made my first Blue Apron meal's a keeper and will make it again, but I guess with the items I can find in Appleton. Next meal is the summer soba salad. :)

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patty, I finally got the canning rack that goes with my power canner, so yeah gonna have fun once this eye surgery is over. :)

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi there Connie....I am loving my Power Canner, it is so versitable for sure, You will love it. I got my canner at Shopko, but they have been seen at Target too. Yes I am loving the results in the one eye, amazing that I can see clear in that eye. So now I am looking forward to the next surgery August 5th. I won't be so afraid. :)


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